~◊~Thereby Hangs a Tail – RP~◊~

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  1. Gertrude McFuzz

    Gertrude McFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2013
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    "And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe. And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; and thereby hangs a tale.” ~Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII



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    Hidden in the taiga of Canada lie four wolf packs: Stormpeak, Frostwood, Silentwater, and Breezevale. For years they have dwelled here, so long that the elders' tales of the beginning of the packs have to be questioned. They have lived here – well, not in peace. There have been skirmishes, battles, even wars, but they've gotten by. It's been as good as they can hope for here, really.

    Or at least, it has been – until now.

    Now, food is running low. Under normal circumstances this would mean the approach of winter, but it's early summer. And it's been running low since the beginning of the year. It's not simply a poor year for food – the situation's becoming desperate. The tension could be bit in half. The growls of hungry bellies are challenged only by the growls of the wolves attached to them. Pups cry for milk that their mothers can't provide. Border skirmishes are becoming more frequent as the threat of starvation looms over the packs like an angry storm cloud. Fear reigns with iron teeth.

    Come join the packs of the taiga, if you dare.

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    Note: One of the packs is going to be driven out. Don't whine if it's your pack.

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    The Four Packs:
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    (Frostwood and Breezevale are separated by the river.)

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    Stormpeak: Here on the mountains you must be strong, nimble, and able to take a beating, and the pack has learned to embody those traits. Their territory is one of the easier to defend. The river cuts through the mountains in a small gully, so they have a good supply of water.

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    Frostwood: Life in the forest brings agility, letting the wolves here dodge trees and jump logs with ease. They become good at moving silently and hiding. The wolves are secretive, Like the forest they live in.

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    Silentwater: The lake brought these wolves an ample supply of food, keeping them well fed. Or at least, better fed nowadays. The pups learn to swim almost before they can walk.

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    Breezevale: Speed is essential here. Long-legged wolves seem to fly across the plain as they hunt for prey. They're in a good position, with Frostwood separated by the river and Stormpeak in a better position to defend than attack.

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    Silverpack:
    In the beginning, there were two brothers. One was called Silvergaze, for his eyes shone silvery-yellow. The other was Brokenheart, named for the bent ribs over his chest.
    For a long time, the brothers lived in peace and love, and together they formed the world.
    One day Silvergaze turned to his brother and said, “Let us create mates of our own flesh, that our race may continue.” Brokenheart agreed to this proposal, and the brothers made mates for themselves.
    Silvergaze’s mate was called Goldeneye, for her eyes were a bright, shining gold; and she was as good as she was beautiful. And Brokenheart’s mate was called Shatteredice, for as she was made from one of his bent ribs, she was crooked in body and spirit. In those days, the only light came from the stars, and Shatteredice used the darkness to her advantage, corrupting her husband in the shadow.
    One day, when the brothers were hunting, Brokenheart, perverted by his mate, attacked his brother. But Silvergaze was stronger, and triumphed. He banished Brokenheart and Shatteredice, and they retreated into the depths of the earth.
    Then Silvergaze went to his mate and said, “I will have this darkness no longer, so I will take one of my eyes and put it into the sky that it may give light to the world and let me see all.”
    “My love,” said Goldeneye, “I will not let this be your burden alone. Therefore I shall take one of my eyes as well, that it may give light and see along with yours.” And because Goldeneye’s sacrifice was one of love, her eye shone in the sky with incomparable brilliance. Then she and her mate went into the heavens. So Silvergaze’s eye became the moon, and Goldeneye’s became the sun.
    That day, the brothers formed two packs: Silverpack and Brokenpack. When they died, the wolves who had been good in life joined Silverpack, and the bad went to Brokenpack.
    When they have finished hunting through the day, the wolves of Silverpack gather at the moon to look down upon their descendants, who sing their prayers to them.

    And that is why wolves howl at the moon.

    ~◊~
    Ranks:
    Alpha: Two in a pack: one male, one female. Mates. They are the leaders of the pack.
    Beta: Two in a pack: one male, one female. Mates. If an Alpha dies, the Beta of the same gender takes their place until the surviving Alpha finds a new mate. When the Alphas die, the Betas take their place.
    Packmember: The bulk of the pack. They're the workers, warriors, and hunters.
    Elder: Packmembers past their prime. Sometimes they care for the pups
    Pup: Offspring of the pack under six months, at which point they learn to hunt and fight. They do not participate in battles until one year of age.
    Loner: Wolf that belongs to no pack. Sometimes an exile.


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    Rules:
    All BYC rules apply.
    I made this RP. I own this RP. By joining this RP, I also own your soul. (Not really, but I'm in charge, and you shouldn't make me mad. Mkay pumpkin?)
    Girls, girls. You're all pretty, darlings, but if you really must fight, take it to PMs.
    Keep the male-to-female ratio even, please. (Translation: KEEP IT EVEN OR YOUR SOUL IS MINE!)
    No drama. If I see drama…your soul.
    Keep it PG-PG13
    No swearing, understood?
    Make as many characters as you want, but play them. Okay?
    Perfect characters shall be sacrificed to the crows.
    Do NOT play other peoples' characters. (Your soul, remember?)
    Be realistic. Fighting, romance, everyday life…Realism is necessary.
    No one-liners. (Unless the creativity juices just ain't flowing. It happens to the best of us, don't worry.)
    When naming your characters, no human names or made up names. (On the bright side, you can use all those hippie names that would be ridiculous for humans!)
    And have fun!

    Character Form:
    Name:
    Pack:
    Rank:
    Age: (Wolves live seventeen years.)
    Gender:
    Personality:
    Mate:
    Pups:
    Appearance:
    History:
    Username:
    Other:
     
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  2. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (I will make my forms later)
     
  3. Gertrude McFuzz

    Gertrude McFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Name: Bracken
    Pack: Stormpeak
    Rank: Alpha
    Age: 10
    Gender: Male
    Personality: Serious, wise, careful, a planner, usually makes good decisions, keeps his head in a fight.
    Mate: Mirage
    Pups: Wisp
    Appearance:
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    History: Was one of Stormpeak's better Betas and is doing a pretty good job of Alpha.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Mirage
    Pack: Stormpeak
    Rank: Alpha
    Age: 11
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Serious and intelligent, like her mate, but she can be snappy.
    Mate: Bracken
    Pups: Wisp
    Appearance:
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    History: Was Beta with her mate, and now is Alpha with him.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Garnet
    Pack: Stormpeak
    Rank: Packmember
    Age: 4
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Loudmouthed, can be snappish, aggressive, protective, spunky, loyal if it or they are worth her loyalty, stubborn.
    Mate: Once.
    Pups: Not anymore.
    Appearance:
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    History: She used to be a loner, living away from the packs. There weren't any there, just small gangs of loners. She and another loner became mates, and she had his pups. A gang of loners came by while she was still weak, and her mate tried to drive him away, but they killed him. When she tried to get away with her newborns, they came after her. They killed her pups and in the fight. With her last scintilla of strength she managed to kill the remaining, except for the leader. He ran away. She ran in the other direction. Eventually, she came to Stormpeak. She's tried to put her past behind her but that's not an easy job.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Hemlock
    Pack: Frostwood
    Rank: Beta
    Age: 12
    Gender: Male
    Personality: Strong, proud, loyal to his pack and its members.
    Mate: Deceased
    Pups: Thistle
    Appearance:
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    History: His mate died in childbirth and he has tried to raise his son as best he can. As duty requires, he's been looking for a new mate.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Thistle
    Pack: Frostwood
    Rank: Packmember
    Age: 3
    Gender: Male
    Personality: Sweet, strong, gentle, quiet. Uncomfortable around females of his age. Terrified of water.
    Mate: None yet.
    Pups: None.
    Appearance:
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    History: Fell into the river when he was seven months. His father raised him.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Wisp
    Pack: Stormpeak
    Rank: Packmember
    Age: 1 1/2
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Bright, curious, energetic, has a snappish side when she's pushed.
    Mate: None yet. (She's only one and a half!)
    Pups: None.
    Appearance:
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    History: Oh, nothing much. Well, she's the Alphas' pup, but that's it.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Pitch
    Pack: Silentwater
    Rank: Packmember
    Age: 5
    Gender: Male
    Personality: Quiet, antisocial, loyal. The strong, silent type.
    Mate: None yet.
    Pups: None.
    Appearance:
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    History: Has proved more than useful in battle.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Briar
    Pack: Silentwater
    Rank: Packmember
    Age: 6
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Slightly snappish/sarcastic/snarky, comfortable with being the center of attention, casual.
    Mate: None, but she'd like one!
    Pups: None.
    Appearance:
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    History: Nothing much.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: River
    Pack: None
    Rank: Loner
    Age: 4
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Quiet, compassionate, caring, afraid to speak out most of the time, enjoys solitude.
    Mate: None.
    Pups: None.
    Appearance:
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    History: Born a loner, lived a loner. The end.
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:

    Name: Bird
    Pack: Breezevale
    Rank: Packmember
    Age: 5
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Emotional, flighty, a bit of a fun crazy, cheerful.
    Mate: None yet.
    Pups: None.
    Appearance:
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    History: Who her? Well, she's had a lot of fun!
    Username: Gertrude McFuzz
    Other:
     
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  4. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Name: Dalonige(Shadow in Cherokee, pronounced Da-lo-nee-ge)
    Pack: Frostwood
    Rank: Alpha
    Age: (Wolves live seventeen years.) 10
    Gender: Male
    Personality: He prefers to think first and act later, and likes to be an observer.But that doesn't mean he's weak, quite the opposite in fact. He is level headed and strong willed, he tends to argue when others disagree with him. But he always listens to his beloved mate.
    Mate: Alpha female?
    Pups: Not yet, but they will
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    History: Pretty normal, but he has a not so friendly history with Stormpeak, specifically their alpha(If that's okay)
    Username: The ChickenKing
    Other: He doesn't appreciate it when you mention his scar, the only one who really knows what happened is his mate.

    Name: Stone
    Pack: Stormpeak
    Rank: Beta
    Age: (Wolves live seventeen years.) 7
    Gender: male
    Personality: Strong, prefers brute force over diplomacy, and often pushes the alphas to do so, especially now, takes his duty seriously, very loyal to the pack and would die for it.
    Mate: Cloud
    Pups: None
    Appearance: [​IMG]




    History: Pretty normal, always lived here
    Username: The ChickenKing
    Other:


    Name: Wind
    Pack: Breezevale
    Rank: Packmemer
    Age: (Wolves live seventeen years.) 5
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Calm and collected, kind to most, she isn't easily impressed, but win her over and you've got a good friend, she is very fast, like her that which she was named for
    Mate: Impress her
    Pups: Nope
    Appearance:[​IMG]


    History: She was born as a loner, but was found by Breezevale after she was found alone as a young pup, surrounded by blood. She has been with Breezevale since
    Username: The ChickenKing
    Other: She is afraid of bears way more than the usual wolf, probably from when she was a pup

    Name: Ripple
    Pack: Silentwater
    Rank: Alpha
    Age: (Wolves live seventeen years.) 8
    Gender: male
    Personality: Easygoing and calm like the lake, usually friendly and likeable, but does have a boiling point, so watch out if you tick him off. In his short amount of time as leader he has proven to be a good one thus far
    Mate: Echo
    Pups: None


    Appearance: [​IMG]


    History: Was a beta until a couple years ago, now he and his mate are the alphas
    Username: The ChickenKing
    Other:


     
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  5. (May I reserve Stormpeak Beta male? And an alpha female somewhere?)
     
  6. Perfect Polish

    Perfect Polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Name: Echo
    Age: 8
    Pack: Silentwater
    Rank : Alpha
    Gender: female
    Personality : dead loyal, demands respect, rules with a strong paw, can fight extremely well for her old age, tough, sassy, smart, believes in pure pack blood, not many outsiders
    History : took alpha when ripple did. Been on power for a long time. Her mother and father were the old alphas. Was brought up to take control.
    Mate: Ripple
    Pups: wants them soon before she gets to old.
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  7. Gertrude McFuzz

    Gertrude McFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2013
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    His Clucking Majesty took the Beta male, but you can take the female. As for Alpha female, Breezevale is open.

     
  8. (Alright. I will make forms for Breezevale Alpha Female and Stormpeak Beta Female. I'll also make a male or two.)
     
  9. Gertrude McFuzz

    Gertrude McFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Okay then.
     
  10. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (I didn't think many people named their kid Loki XD)
     

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